Two works by local artist chosen for national exhibit

Two stoneware pots made by Lycoming College art instructor Kathy Sterngold have been chosen for the 2014 “Visions in Clay” exhibition, named as one of the top five ceramic art shows in the country by “Ceramics Monthly” magazine.

The exhibition opens Aug. 21 at the L.H. Horton Gallery at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California. This year’s show presents 60 ceramic works chosen from 329 entries.

Sterngold’s “Slender Pitcher” and “Lidded Jar” are classic stoneware shapes that reflect her distinctive style of pottery-making.

They have a bronze-green glaze that is earthy and subdued, revealing subtle variations in tone and texture. The lidded jar also has turquoise accents that illuminate its colors.

Sterngold teaches ceramic art at Lycoming College and the Centered Earth Clay Arts Studio and Gallery in Montoursville. After graduating with arts degrees from Kutztown and Alfred universities, she joined The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, a leading center for ceramics.

A few years later, she returned to her hometown of Muncy to set up her own pottery studio.

Sterngold creates an eclectic mix of functional pottery and contemporary clay forms. Her works range from large abstract sculptures to coffee mugs and birdfeeders.

Sterngold is represented by The Eagles Mere Art Gallery, an active partnership of ten regional artists. Her work also is shown at Patinaz and Centered Earth Clay Arts.

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